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22 Nov
2015

Asia Pacific Leaders push towards malaria-free region by 2030

Asia Pacific leaders have taken a concrete step closer to defeating malaria by endorsing a detailed plan to eliminate the disease throughout the region by 2030. The APLMA Malaria Elimination Roadmap was endorsed yesterday by the 18 East Asia Summit (EAS) Leaders during the 10th anniversary summit, h...
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18 Aug
2015

Dr Soumya Swaminathan identifies malaria as a top research priority for India

Dr Soumya Swaminathan has recently been appointed as Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the Secretary of Department of Health Research at India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. In an interview with Shobha Shukla of Citizen News Service , Dr Soumya spoke o...
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09 Jun
2015

South Korea’s composure in the face of MERS outbreak

Even with almost 2,000 schools and nurseries closed across the country and 2,300 patient contacts already in quarantine, it is never easy to predict the imminent end of the current outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the Republic of Korea. But that is exactly what Health Minister ...
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05 May
2015

Malaria and health security in Asia Pacific

Health security in Asia Pacific requires both national preparedness and a regionally coordinated approach; it is both a technical and a foreign policy issue. While increased regional connectivity provides opportunities for stronger collective action, it also presents new challenges in containing the...
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04 Mar
2015

Drug resistant malaria strain in Myanmar causes alarm

A drug resistant strain of malaria has been detected in Myanmar, just 25 kilometres from the Indian border, a new study published in medical journal Lancet said. The report published on Friday is heightening concern in medical circles over the possibility of its spread westward toward...
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